Vasily Borgov, Russian Grandmaster, is the current World Champion. His unnamed wife acts as his interpreter during press conferences. His style of chess is highly technical and presents a significant challenge for Beth.

Characters
Beth HarmonAlma WheatleyBenny WattsJoleneHarry BeltikWilliam Shaibel
D.L. TownesAllston WheatleyVasily BorgovAlice HarmonHelen DeardorffAnnette PackerBorgov's wifeCleoChristopherDave FriedmanMr. GanzJanetMargaret JohnsonPaul
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